Anne de Marcken
County: Thurston County
Anne de Marcken is an interdisciplinary writer and media artist. She is best known for the site-specific installations Invisible Ink and The Redaction Project, for her work in literary fiction featured in such publications as Best New American Voices, Glimmer Train, Hunger Mountain, Southern Indiana Review, and on NPR’s Selected Shorts, and for the gender-queer feature film Group. Her work is strongly influenced by a sense of place and a persistent interest in themes of absence, invisibility, and loss.
Current projects include the novel, Zombie Journal, and Here Today, a narrative nonfiction podcast series focusing on the intersection of social justice and climate change. Anne has received grant and fellowship support from the Jentel Foundation, Centrum, and Artist Trust, as well as numerous awards for her writing and directing. She has taught writing, moving-image media, and narrative studies at The Evergreen State College since 2011, has served as visiting artist in the MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts program at Goddard College, and is creative director of Wovie, the independent digital media arts studio she co-founded in 2000. She earned an MFA in creative writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts and a BA in experimental media from The Evergreen State College.
In 2007, she received GAP Award funding to complete the remaining three stories of her short-story manuscript, After Life, and submit it to agents, publications, and granting organizations. The collection is concerned with “the life that reconstitutes in the aftermath of death,” each story finding a different way to address the place death takes in its characters’ lives. Anne says, “None of the stories are concerned with heroism or sentiment or conventional tragedy– they explore the subtle and intimate mechanisms of grief, love, anger, hope and futility.”